Javier Reyes

WHERE CAN I PUT MY DOCK? BOCC TACKLES LAND USE FOR VACANT PARCELS

The April 20 meeting of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners in Marathon saw what some expected to be a brief agenda point morph into a much larger conversation about property rights and land use. The bulk of the meeting’s morning session was dominated by a discussion of various...

KEY LARGO RIBBON CUTTING FOR PEDIATRIC DENTAL VAN GAVE COMMUNITY A REASON TO SMILE

On Jan. 4, Keys AHEC Health Centers chief executive officer Michael Cunningham, along with a gaggle of children, triumphantly cut a ribbon in front of the new pediatric dental services van stationed that day at Key Largo School. “We’re now taking appointments!” he shouted with a large smile to the...

HOW DO WE INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING? MARATHON CANDIDATES WEIGH IN

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 2 election for Marathon City Council, Keys Weekly will be asking each of the four candidates a question and printing their answers. Marathon Council elections are at-large, meaning that regardless of the number of candidates, the top vote getters are elected...

MORE REVENUE & SPENDING WITHIN ISLAMORADA BUDGET

Raises for staff and law enforcement, as well as a new derelict vessel removal program and a strategic plan, are among the items accounting for increased spending in Islamorada’s upcoming budget cycle.  A second budget hearing held Sept. 14 inside Founders Park Community Center saw the dais adopting a finalized...

BEST OF MARATHON FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The top three finalists in each of the Best of Marathon people’s choice awards have been decided by the voters, which means things will heat up in the daily voting contest that runs Sept. 3-17. After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Best of Marathon is...

MARATHON FIXES SKATE PARK

The “bowl” disappeared from the City of Marathon’s skate park adjacent to the Community Park on April 7.  “It was a safety issue, but honestly it’s been an issue for some time now,” said Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Director Anthony Paul Davis.  The skate park feature was rotted to the point...

Civic leaders named to oversee local CFFK fund

Ten Middle Keys business and community leaders are the charter members of a new regional advisory council for the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK). The council will help the Keys-wide charitable foundation broaden its mission, grant-making, donor base and public awareness in the Marathon area. "The new Middle...

TOP 10 SIGNS THE KEYS REAL ESTATE BUBBLE WILL BURST

Housing boom much? Homes seem to be moving off the market in the Keys faster than toilet paper moved off the shelves last spring. If you’ve been wondering about this market, we’re here to help. Top 10 signs the Florida Keys real estate bubble is ready to pop: You...

WHAT DO THE STARS HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU?

Welcome to the thick of Aries season. As the cardinal and brashest of the fire signs, Aries energy is action-oriented. It dares to fail and moves, relentlessly and sometimes gracelessly, but always forward. Go forth with force and determination, but not without consideration for the effect you have on...

BARSTOOL ASTROLOGY: THE SEASON OF PISCES IS UPON US

Fish in a barrel and feelings by the bucket, it’s Pisces season. As whimsical as it is destructive, Piscean energy draws from intuition, liminal spaces, salt lamps, bathtubs and the ghost of George Harrison. The most innately creative sign of the zodiac and undoubtedly the first to keep a...

Keys Weekly Student of the Week: Katelyn Johnson

The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Coral Shores’ faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and CSHS for allowing us to...

Heather Allen is MHS’ newest cheer coach

Heather Allen, a performer since the age of 9, is Marathon High School's newest cheerleading coach. She’s got the qualifications and the street cred — she’s been a dancer for more than 15 years, was a USO performer in college, and had been a part of the Dallas Cowboy...